City of Schenectady, NY
Schenectady County
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[Adopted 5-13-1981 as Ord. No. 81-37]
[Amended 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 86-53]
At least one single-station smoke-detecting alarm device shall be provided adjacent to sleeping spaces in each dwelling, rental unit, apartment or tenement and shall be located on or near the ceiling. Alarms shall be clearly audible in adjacent sleeping spaces with intervening doors closed.
Hotels and motels must provide such smoke-detecting alarm devices within each rental unit.
One smoke-detecting alarm device shall be provided in each dormitory sleeping unit.
Group homes, nursing homes, community residences and hospitals must provide a smoke-detecting alarm device in all sleeping units unless they are in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code 101, Section 10-3.3.3.
[Amended 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 86-53]
It shall be the responsibility of the owner of the premises to install such smoke detector, and it shall be the joint responsibility of the owner and the lessee of any dwelling, apartment or rental unit to maintain the smoke detectors in said dwelling, apartment or rental unit in operating condition. Upon failing to maintain a smoke detector in operating condition, the individuals chargeable with said responsibility shall be jointly and severally liable for penalties as per § 124-9.
Every smoke-detecting alarm device installed in the City of Schenectady shall be approved by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., or the Factory Mutual Testing Laboratories.
The smoke-detecting alarm device shall be designed and installed so as to avoid dead air space, detect smoke and activate the alarm, be reasonably free from false alarm and provide indication that the alarm is energized.
[Amended 6-2-1986 by L.L. No. 3-1986]
It shall be the duty of the Code Enforcement Official to assure compliance with the terms of this article.
[Amended 6-2-1986 by L.L. No. 3-1986; 6-3-1996 by Ord. No. 96-31]
Any person issued a notice of violation pursuant to any provision of this article shall be subject to an administrative fee of $50, and such administrative fee shall be charged against the land upon which the notice of violation was issued as a municipal lien or such administrative fee shall be added to the tax rolls as an assessment or levied as a special tax against said property or recovered in a civil suit against the person to which the notice of violation was issued.